Samuel Hazo

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For the author and poet, see Samuel John Hazo.

Samuel Robert Hazo (born 1966) is an American composer of primarily music for concert band.

Samuel Hazo is a composer and a teacher.

Partial list of composed works[edit]

  • Arabesque (Commissioned by the Indiana Bandmasters' Association for the 2008 All-State Honor Band)
  • Ascend (Movement III of Georgian Suite)
  • As Winds Dance
  • Autumn on White Lake ( premiered December 14, 2008 by Lakeland High School Wind Ensemble by whom the piece was commissioned. Publishing date has not been determined.)
  • Blessings
  • Blue and Green Music (Based on the painting by Georgia O'Keeffe)
  • Books with Blank Pages: Clarinet Concerto (Commissioned by Robinson High School in memory of John "Jack" Stewart and Laura Onwudinanti)
  • Bridges (Commissioned by Virginia Tech in memory of the victims of the Virginia Tech Massacre in 2007)
  • Chorus Angelorum (Commissioned by Hereford High School in memory of Joey and Audrey Baseman)
  • Diamond Fanfare
  • Each Time You Tell Their Story
  • Echoes
  • Enchanted Spaces
  • Everything Beautiful
  • Exultaté
  • Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song
  • ...GO
  • In Flight
  • In Heaven's Air
  • Jubilateo (Commissioned February 2012 by the Calgary Stampede Showband)
  • Keltic Variations
  • Minuet
  • Mountain Thyme
  • Novo Lenio
  • Olympiada
  • Our Kingsland Spring (Movement I of Georgian Suite)
  • Our Yesterdays Lengthen Like Shadows (Commissioned by the South Carolina Band Director's Association for the 2008 All-State Honor Band)
  • Parkour (Commissioned by the East Winds Symphonic Band, premiered November 6, 2011)
  • Perthshire Majesty— winner of the 2003 NBA William D. Rivelli Memorial Composition Contest
  • Psalm 42
  • The Quest
  • Ride
  • Rising Star
  • Rivers (Movement II of Georgian Suite)
  • Rush (Noted in the score by Hazo to be Ride Part II)
  • Seconds Out (Hazo's Most Recent Piece Debuted May 4, 2012, it was Commissioned by Canon McMillon Middle School for the Symphonic Band in 2012)
  • Sevens
  • Síoraí September (Commissioned by the Notre Dame Concert Band, premiered May 11, 2010 at Carnegie Hall)[1]
  • Sky is Waiting
  • Sòlas Ané (Yesterday's Joy)
  • Southern Hymn (Commissioned by Providence High School Wind Ensemble, Charlotte, NC in memory of Neil Rasmussen)
  • Their Blossoms Down
  • Stella Maris (Commissioned by The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music [1] and the friends and family of Marissa Alp). World Premier Performance conducted by Samuel Hazo, December 10th, 2013, at the Lovinger Theatre, Lehman College [2], Bronx, NY.
  • Today is the Gift
  • Three Concert Fanfares
  • Three Minnesota Portraits: (Commissioned by the Edina High School Concert Band)
    • Movement One: Hennepin County Dawn (Shrouds of Snow)
    • Movement Two: Rest
    • Movement Three: Across the Halfpipe
  • Themes from Handel's "Water Music"
  • Themes from Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusick"
  • Voices of the Sky
  • Whisper to Their Souls (based on Greensleeves)


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